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The Lord’s Prayer is no more offensive than Jeremy Clarkson or deodorant

10 December 2015 3:00 pm

There was a time not so very long ago when the most common complaint about Christmas was that it had…

The Lord’s Prayer is no more offensive than Jeremy Clarkson or deodorant

10 December 2015 3:00 pm

There was a time not so very long ago when the most common complaint about Christmas was that it had…

There’s nothing British about it but one in six Britons now celebrates Thanksgiving

5 December 2015 9:00 am

I have always found Thanksgiving, which was celebrated in the United States last week, the most agreeable and least stressful…

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3 December 2015 3:00 pm

I have always found Thanksgiving, which was celebrated in the United States last week, the most agreeable and least stressful…

Long life

3 December 2015 3:00 pm

I have always found Thanksgiving, which was celebrated in the United States last week, the most agreeable and least stressful…

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How do you explain events that even adults can’t understand to a child?

28 November 2015 9:00 am

Seeing my ten-year-old daughter, Freya, a week after the massacre in Paris, I asked her if she had heard anything…

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How do you explain events that even adults can’t understand to a child?

26 November 2015 3:00 pm

Seeing my ten-year-old daughter, Freya, a week after the massacre in Paris, I asked her if she had heard anything…

(Photo: Getty)

How do you explain events that even adults can’t understand to a child?

26 November 2015 3:00 pm

Seeing my ten-year-old daughter, Freya, a week after the massacre in Paris, I asked her if she had heard anything…

How the Germans made Glyndebourne

21 November 2015 9:00 am

This is hardly the time of year for picnics on the lawn, but I have nevertheless had a week dominated…

How the Germans made Glyndebourne

19 November 2015 3:00 pm

This is hardly the time of year for picnics on the lawn, but I have nevertheless had a week dominated…

How the Germans made Glyndebourne

19 November 2015 3:00 pm

This is hardly the time of year for picnics on the lawn, but I have nevertheless had a week dominated…

Distorting the truth — US presidential campaign-style

14 November 2015 9:00 am

It is hardly uncommon for politicians to lie, especially when their careers are threatened by a sexual transgression — John…

Long life

12 November 2015 3:00 pm

It is hardly uncommon for politicians to lie, especially when their careers are threatened by a sexual transgression — John…

Long life

12 November 2015 3:00 pm

It is hardly uncommon for politicians to lie, especially when their careers are threatened by a sexual transgression — John…

New Orleans is being reborn (without its Confederate statues)

7 November 2015 9:00 am

The last time I was in New Orleans was during the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico when…

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5 November 2015 3:00 pm

The last time I was in New Orleans was during the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico when…

Long life

5 November 2015 3:00 pm

The last time I was in New Orleans was during the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico when…

Long life

29 October 2015 3:00 pm

The Metropolitan Club in Washington is so close to the White House that President Obama chose to walk there for…

Long life

29 October 2015 3:00 pm

The Metropolitan Club in Washington is so close to the White House that President Obama chose to walk there for…

President Obama’s ‘secret’ lunch was no secret to me

29 October 2015 9:00 am

The Metropolitan Club in Washington is so close to the White House that President Obama chose to walk there for…

To tip or not to tip

24 October 2015 9:00 am

As I grow older, I find myself increasingly reluctant to travel, which is why it’s been a few years now…

To tip or not to tip

22 October 2015 2:00 pm

As I grow older, I find myself increasingly reluctant to travel, which is why it’s been a few years now…

To tip or not to tip

22 October 2015 2:00 pm

As I grow older, I find myself increasingly reluctant to travel, which is why it’s been a few years now…

My home Stoke Park has become a hotbed of sex and violence

17 October 2015 8:00 am

When I’m not busy editing the Oldie magazine, I live near Towcester in south Northamptonshire where things are pretty unexciting.…

My home Stoke Park has become a hotbed of sex and violence

15 October 2015 2:00 pm

When I’m not busy editing the Oldie magazine, I live near Towcester in south Northamptonshire where things are pretty unexciting.…